Desecration of Holy Quran in Norway, Pakistan Foreign Office summons Norwegian Ambassador.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal stated that Norwegian Ambassador has been summoned to the Pakistan Foreign Office to convey deep concern of the government.
He reiterated that Pakistan has strongly denounced the reported desecration of the Holy Quran and such kind of acts hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world, including those in Pakistan.
Pakistan has urged the Norwegian authorities to bring those responsible to justice and to prevent the recurrence of any such incident in the future, he added.
The Ambassador of Pakistan in Oslo also instructed to convey strong protest of Pakistan and deep concern to the Norwegian authorities.
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yesterday, a young man named IIlyas jumped of the fence and struck the man who was striving to burn The Quran in the anti-islam protest in Norway, have won millions of hearts, now being regarded as the defender of Allah’s Islam.
The boldness and courage of this hero who is called to be Ilyas and attacked a protestor that was burning Holy Quran in front of hundreds of people in Norway; is widely appreciated.
Desecration of the holy Quran in the largely Muslim-populated area of Kristiansand by a Norwegian far-right group sparked outrage and condemnation by Muslim nations.
‘Stop Islamization of Norway’ (SIAN) protest took a violent turn after the group’s leader Lars Thorsen tried to burn a copy of the holy Quran, leading to a brawl between the leader and the counter-protesters.
In a video that has surfaced online, Thorsen is seen flicking the book aside, when a man approaches him aggressively, grabs him and tries to kick him. It is when the police intervened to stop the brawl.
Pakistan and Turkey have voiced strong condemnation to the Norwegian authorities, urging to take strict action against blasphemy act.
In his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said the Muslims respect other religions and they expect the followers of other religions to also respect their religious sentiments.
In a written statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry called on Norwegian authorities to stop anti-Muslim and xenophobic attacks, adding that Turkey is “expecting those responsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible.”